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Why choose St Joseph's

 Here's what our parents say.......

‘Whilst maintaining the discipline and manners, which ultimately churns out lovely young ladies, there is a renewed vibrancy to the school .  There is a new energy, fun and laughter and pupils, parents and teachers alike look forward to coming to school wondering in excitement what the day will bring.  Elsewhere both my daughters would have been lost amongst larger classes vying for recognition and support.’

‘Having recently viewed several of the local independent schools, the warmth and nurturing environment of St Joseph’s was undeniable.The head teacher who was so engaging and enthusiastic. It felt like one big happy family, which was what I was looking for in a school. This was an easy decision for me and my husband, and my daughter is looking forward to joining in September.’

‘My Daughter has been at St Josephs for the last four years and our experience of the school has been excellent. The character and the nurturing environment of the school really do set it apart and contribute towards establishing a wonderful community between peers and parents.’

‘We are so very happy with this wonderful school where our children are flourishing in the caring and family-like atmosphere. An overhauled and refined curriculum (already getting phenomenal academic results) is now embedded alongside an innovative and fun-filled programme designed to give the children a rich educational journey.  They've been having so much fun there and have formed such strong bonds with their teachers and friends.
The inspirational Headteacher, wonderful class teachers and talented assistants, great specialist teaching (of art, IT, drama, PE, singing, music, etc.),We know Wanstead is graced with lots of excellent schools but are so happy with the choice we made.’

‘My daughter has been at St Joseph’s since nursery when she was 3 yrs old.  I cannot overstate how happy we are with her wonderful school.  It has always been a gentle nurturing school perfect for first steps into education. The  Headteacher has brought a wealth of experience, energy & vision. The school is revolutionised, no longer old fashioned & safe, the new St Joseph’s is cutting edge & exciting.  
Growth mindset, persistence, creativity, wonderful educational trips, meditation, specialist music, art, sport, drama & IT & the most dedicated teaching staff you could hope for.
The academic curriculum has been fully overhauled with the introduction of Read Write Inc & a mastery approach in maths.’

 ‘My family and I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the wonderful young ladies and staff of St Joseph’s for your warm welcome at this morning’s Open Day.  We left your school feeling inspired and reassured to see such a thriving and genuinely happy school environment.  We particularly admired your unique approach in allowing the students, the best ambassadors of the school, to take lead and confidently show prospective parents around the school.  This not only demonstrated your faith in the girls to take on this huge responsibility, but was evidence of your commitment to providing opportunities for our girls, enabling them to gain confidence and public speaking skills.’

‘Our first impressions are: what a gorgeous school this is; full of happy and confident girls bursting with enthusiasm about their environment.  It was evident that the children were excited about their learning experience and were keen to tell us all about it.  We found the excitement infection and we’re looking forward to finding out for ourselves soon!’     

'I can't quite express to you how much Vivi has enjoyed learning at her new "big" school. It's truly refreshing after last year when she lost her motivation to read at a local school's nursery.  We are all very happy with the way she's progressing and learning. Yesterday morning before we left for school, she said "Mum, I think I can write the world God". She tried and sure enough she could.   This morning she took out a writing work book we have at home and practiced her writing before breakfast! This is proof her hunger for learning is suddenly greater than food itself. She's so keen and determined to do this all on her own terms.  Thank you for being a wonderful school and we have truly enjoyed watching her appetite for learning grow these last few weeks. '

‘Just wanted to say what a wonderful sports day we had this year.  It was the best we have had in my 5 years at school.   There was a fun atmosphere and it was good to see the staff running alongside and encouraging the girls. 

‘Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the staff and Headteacher for such a fantastic year as reflected in such thorough and well written school reports.  They all wrote such lovely and accurate things.  We were really touched and impressed at all the teachers have achieved this year for the girls through their hard work and dedication and professional brilliance.  Thanks so much for your amazing energy you so generously bring to work to benefit our children.  We are so in love with St Joseph’s!’ 

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